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Please help all GAA Drama students go to NYC!
$345 raised
35% of $1k goal
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4 Years running

My name is Matthew Payne and I I have the great priviledge of being the drama teacher at Glendale Academy. Five years ago, we began planning our very first trip to NYC and Broadway. Through students hard work, planning, fundraising, family, and friends support, we accomplished our goal.

In March of 2014, twenty seven students, and chaperones made the cross country voyage. Our first Drama Tour was underway. This March, I will be taking thirty students back to New York for our second Drama Tour. We'll see shows, do workshops with Broadway performers and even go backstage in Broadway theaters. But we need help to make this a reality for some of our students.

When I was in school, the only way that I could afford to go on trips was by asking for help. I was fortunate to get h A trip like this would have elp through sponsors like you. It made my entire school career! It is my sincere hope that by collecting funds to help kids who could truly benefit from this experience but can't necessarily afford it. 

Any and all help is appreciated so that I can help some of the greatest students on the face of the earth see the potential they have!

The remaining balance of the trip is $774 per person. Each student has fundraised to pay the first two deposits. This Drama Tour is all inclusive (meals, event and site tickets, admissions, etc.) and raising a total of $3000 would allow four scholarships for this trip. 

"Even today children learn much from field trips that they can’t get from teacher lectures or textbook pages."

(Matthew, Jay." Children Learn Much From Field Trips That They Can't Get From Lectures of Textbooks." Washington Post Jan, 29, 2014)


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